Wednesday, 30 March 2016 16:15

Avocado Hummus

Avocados are a welcome addition to any diet, healthy and delicious, they are loaded with healthy fats and fibre, they will fill you up and give you an impressive amount of potassium which is beneficial for balancing sodium levels.

Not a fan of chickpeas? Why not try this Avocado Hummus. Rich and creamy and no beano.

2 avocados
1 tbsp tahini
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 clove of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp paprika

Directions:
In a food processor or blender, blend together all the ingredients until smooth. Add more olive oil if needed. Pour into small bowl and enjoy with veggies or a few crackers or chips.

Published in Dips & Spreads
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:05

Guacamole Recipe

No need to have a special seasoning package on hand, this is the real thing.
 
3 large ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, chopped
3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
¼ cup finely minced red onion
 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice, to taste
 
 Combine all ingredients, except lime juice, in a medium bowl. Mash to desired consistency. Add lime juice to taste; mix well and serve.
 
Published in Dips & Spreads
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:02

Chocolate Pudding

 
This delightfully smooth pudding substitute is loaded with healthy fats and fibre.  Skip the sugar filled dairy options and create this masterpiece in a few minutes.
 
Blend together:
1 Raw avocado (ripe)
2-3 tbsp cocoa powder
Raw Honey or maple syrup about 1 tbsp
1 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon (optional)
2-3 tsp of water,  adding slowly while blending to create desired consistency
 
Ready to eat, or chill if you prefer.
Published in Desserts & Treats